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1979-02-07; Switzerland, Zurich


Category: UFO Photo




In Zurich Switzerland this remarkable photo was taken as a Boeing 747 Jumbo liner took off from Kloten Airport.







1979-03-16; Finland, Suonenjoki


Category: UFO Photo




On March 16, 1979 Jarmo Nykanen took pictures in Suonenjoki, Finland, of a tiny blue glowing bell- shaped object as it moved up the slope of a hill. It ascended and descended and wandered from side to side in its travel.







1979-04-00; (Russian Orbit)


Category: UFO Sighting, Astronaut Sighting


April 1979 - Soviet Cosmonaut - Close-Up UFO Encounter In Space


"It followed us during half of our orbit. We observed it on the light side, and when we entered the shadow side, it disappeared completely. It was an engineered structure, made from some type of metal, approximately 40 meters long with inner hulls. The object was narrow here and wider here, and inside there were openings. Some places had projections like small wings. The object stayed very close to us. We photographed it, and our photos showed it to be 25 to 29 meters away." - Cosmonaut Victor Afanasyev commenting on a UFO sighting that occurred while en route to the Solyut 6 space station in April of 1979.


Victor states, "I think we are not alone, something of extraterrestrial origin has visited Earth." The alien craft turned toward ours, followed us and flew formation 25 to 29 meters away. We photographed the metallic engineering structure that was around 40 meters long. The film was later confiscated


Filer's Files





1979-06-15; New Zealand, Dunedin


Category: UFO Photo




A photographer who insists on anonymity snapped four good color photographs of a silvery disc-shaped object flying high above the treetops in this vicinity. The same or similar object was also photographed on 17 March 1979 by a different witness.







1979-07-00; USA, Colorado, Walsenburg


Category: Animal Mutilation




Rancher C. E. Potts found one of his prize bulls alongside of the road one summer afternoon in late July. "We were passing down this road, and there was a thunderstorm a coming up behind us. We smelled this animal as we come by. We came back to check on it, and found it was mutilated. We examined it and its sexual organs was taken out. Its eyes were taken out, and its eyelashes were taken out. Well, there wasn't no predators. Not a predator bothered it since it was dead even. Couldn't have been killed by a predator cause all the surgical work was done by an expert. I really didn't think anything of it till it come home to me. Now I know it was bound to have been mutilated cause anyone who could see good could tell it was," Mr. Potts remembered.







1979-09-22; Southern Indian Ocean


Type: Explosion


This controversial and assumed explosion over the Indian Ocean was named the Vela Incident, having been detected by an American Vela Hotel satellite (6911). That high-altitude sentry satellite carried several physics instruments designed specifically to detect nuclear explosions.


Three possible causes emerged over the several years following the event: 1) a secret nuclear test, likely by South Africa and/or Israel; 2) an asteroid or meteorite impact; or 3) spurious instrumentation noise on board the satellite.


Despite numerous sweeps by special US Air Force radiation detection aircraft, no airborne nuclear contaminants were detected.






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